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Dr. Aaron McMurtray, Medical Director of Sports Neurology for SCI publishes three articles in peer reviewed journals

April 28, 2015   1) Calcified parenchymal central nervous system cysticercosis and clinical outcomes in epilepsy. Leon A, Saito EK, Mehta B, McMurtray AM. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Feb;43:77-80. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.12.015. Epub 2015 Jan 5. PMID: 25569744   2) Does primary headache type influence secondary headache symptoms? McMurtray A, Saito E. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2014 […]

Brain Games: Understanding the Science behind Concussion Testing

March 23, 2015 The Sports Concussion Institute-Atlanta, participated in an interactive evening that promoted concussion awareness and sports safety hosted by the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, GA. Neurological testing at baseline and after a concussion is a critical part of any comprehensive concussion program. However, it is hard to grasp the significance […]

SCI presents on Sports Concussion Management at Los Robles Hospital to physicians and nurses

February 13, 2015 Dr. Tony Strickland (CEO and Chairman of SCI), Dr. Aaron McMurtray (Medical Director of Sports Neurology), and Sidney Jones (Athletic Trainer) presented on the pathophysiology, assessment, and clinical management of sports related concussions to hospital physicians and nurses. They discussed the importance of taking a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to the return […]

Dr. Gore, Co-Investigator with Emory University and Georgia Tech Research Team is awarded $500,000 brain research grant.

November, 13, 2014 The NFL, in association with Under Armour and General Electric awarded Dr. Gore, Co-Investigator with Emory University and Georgia Tech Research Team a $500,000 brain research grant in the Head Health Challenge II.  Researchers and engineers from this research team developed a prototype medical device that can screen and assess concussions in […]

SCI presents a sports concussion management instructional course at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference (ACRM)

October 7-11, 2014 Dr. Tricia Kasamatsu, Dr. Angela Yi, and Dr. Jose Posas presented a 4-hour instructional course entitled “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Sports Concussion Management” at the 91st annual ACRM conference held in Toronto on October 7-11, 2014. The presentation reviewed the latest research, telehealth approaches, and provided clinical models of multi-disciplinary collaborations in […]

Dr. Angela Yi Joins the Long-Term Medical Issues Panel of BIAA /Mount Sinai TBI Rehabilitation Guidelines Project

As part of its mission to advance research and appropriate treatment for people with brain injuries, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) announced in July that it has awarded a grant to the Brain Injury Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The grant funds a three-year investigation to develop […]

Dr. Angela Yi presents an ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Training Workshop at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

August 16-17, 2014 ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual Faculty Dr. Angela Yi, Dr. Donna Langenbahn, and Rebecca Eberle, presented a 2-day training workshop for rehabilitation professionals at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on August 16-17, 2014. The workshop focused on teaching evidenced-based interventions of executive functions, memory, attention, hemispatial neglect, and social communication. The American Congress of Rehabilitation […]

SCI presents research at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), The Sports Concussion Conference

July 11-13, 2014 SCI clinicians collaborated and presented a poster entitled, “A Model of Systematic Selection of Academic Adjustments after Concussion”. The goal of this project was to provide education and to highlight awareness on a return to school program for student athletes.  The Sports Concussion Conference was held July 11-13, 2014 in Chicago Illinois […]

Researchers present on a novel tool for concussion assessment at the 32nd National Symposium of the Neurotrauma Society

June 29-July 2, 2014 Dr. Gore along with fellow researchers presented at a national conference a novel tool in testing cognitive impairment and mild traumatic brain injury. Dr. Gore is the Medical Director for Vestibular Neurology and Rehabilitation at SCI-Atlanta. Espinoza T, Phelps S, Wright D, Bazarian J, Knesevic A, Gore R, Ciaravella
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Cognistat and the Sports Concussion Institute Announce Joint Venture

Los Angeles and Montreal, 8am (ET), Tuesday April 22nd 2014 Cognistat and the Sports Concussion Institute are pleased to announce the formation of Cognistat Sport Joint Venture, Inc., whose mission is to develop science-based software tools for the evaluation of concussion and associated injuries. Both companies are committed to providing new best-in-class tools for clinicians […]